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Fraxel Laser Recovery, Day By Day

Fraxel laser treatment, one of the services offered by Skinatomy Clinic, is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses fractional laser technology to target specific areas of the skin. This treatment is effective for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. After the treatment, patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling as the skin undergoes the healing process. In this article, we will break down the fraxel laser recovery process day by day.

Day 1

Immediately after Fraxel treatment, patients may experience some mild discomfort, redness, and swelling in the treated areas. The skin may also feel warm and slightly sensitive to the touch. Patients are advised to avoid touching or scratching the treated area and to apply ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Day 2

On the second day, the redness and swelling may have increased, and the skin may appear darker than usual. Patients should continue to apply ice packs and avoid exposure to the sun. It is important to keep the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer.

Day 3

By the third day, the redness and swelling should start to subside. However, patients may experience some mild peeling or flaking of the skin. This is a normal part of the healing process and should be expected. Patients should continue to drink plenty of water and apply moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.

Day 4

On the fourth day, the skin may continue to peel, and some patients may experience mild itching. It is important to resist the urge to scratch or pick at the skin, as this can lead to scarring or infection. Patients should continue to apply moisturizer and avoid exposure to the sun.

Day 5

By the fifth day, the peeling and flaking should start to subside, and the skin may appear smoother and more even in tone. However, patients may still experience some redness or sensitivity in the treated area. It is important to continue to avoid exposure to the sun and to apply sunscreen if going outside.

Day 6-7

On the sixth and seventh day, the skin should continue to heal and regenerate. Patients may still experience some mild redness or sensitivity, but this should gradually fade over time. Patients can begin to resume their normal skincare routine, but should continue to avoid harsh exfoliants or abrasive scrubs. Fraxel recovery can take several days, and patients should be prepared for some mild discomfort, redness, swelling, and peeling. However, with proper care and attention, the skin should fully heal within a week or two, leaving behind smoother, more even, and youthful-looking skin. It is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor or skincare specialist and to contact them immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms or complications.

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